Revised curricular requirements as of Fall Quarter of 2008.
The M.S.E.E./Telecommunications Engineering degree is awarded to students who demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the field. All students will have the option of completing either a project in telecommunications or a six month period of internship through Drexel’s Graduate Co-op program. The average time required to complete the master’s degree is two years of full-time or three years of part-time study.
Plan of Study
A plan of study, with appropriate Telecommunications-related technical content as outlined below, must be approved by the graduate advisor, in consultation with the student’s research advisor (if applicable). Before the end of the first quarter in the ECE department, for a full-time student, or by the end of the first year for a part-time student, the student must file a plan of study with the graduate advisor. The form can be found by going to http://www.ece.drexel.edu/grad/plan_of_study_form.pdf
The M.S.E.E./Telecommunications Engineering curriculum encompasses 45 or 48 (with the Graduate Co-op option) credits.
A total of at least 30 credits of graduate courses are required from the Electrical and Computer Engineering department from the table below. With the remaining graduate credits, subject to the approval of the graduate advisor, students can take graduate course from electrical and computer engineering, mathematics, physics or other engineering disciplines. Students may also elect to take three credits in Telecommunications Policy and/or three credits in Telecommunications Management.
Students also may chose to complete a three credit project, which can either be theoretical or experimental, or to participate in six credits (6 months) of Graduate Co-op.
|ECET 501||Fundamentals of Communication Engineering||3||Spring||ECES 522|
|ECET 511||Physical Foundations of Telecommnications||3||Fall|
|ECET 512||Wireless Systems||3||Winter|
|ECEC 631||Principles of Computer Networking||3||Fall|
|ECEC 632||Performance Analysis of Computer Networks||3||Winter||ECEC 631|
|ECEC 633||Advanced Topics in Computer Networking||3||Spring||ECEC 632|
|ECES 511||Fundamentals of Systems I||3||Fall|
|ECES 512||Fundamentals of Systems II||3||Winter||ECES 511|
|ECES 513||Fundamentals of Systems III||3||Spring||ECES 512|
|ECES 521||Probability and Random Variables||3||Fall|
|ECES 522||Random Processes and Spectral Analysis||3||Winter||ECES 521|
|ECES 523||Detection and Estimation Theory||3||Spring||ECES 522|
|ECES 631||Fundamentals of Deterministic DSP||3||Fall|
|ECES 632||Fundamentals of Statistical DSP||3||Winter||ECES 631|
|ECES 682||Fundamentals of Image Processing||3||Spring||ECES 631|
It is strongly recommended that Telecom students take COM 650. This course deals with the legal aspects of Telecommunications.
COM 650: Telecommunications Policy in the Information Age
The following list contains suggested electives from the graduate offerings in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. These courses will allow the students to choose a specific technical focus area (i.e., Microwave Systems, Signal Processing, Photonics Systems, Networking, etc.) depending on their career goals.
Digital signal processing
ECES 558: Psychoacoustics and Sound Modeling
ECES 559: Processing of the Human Voice
ECES 660: Machine Listening and Music Information Retrieval
Students may also choose other elective courses from the ECE graduate offerings and graduate offerings from the departments of Mathematics and Physics and the College of Engineering.
Please note that ECEC 500 and ECEC 600 will not count towards the required courses for the degree in M.S.E.E./Telecommunications Engineering.
Students who started the program prior to the Fall Quarter of the 2008 have the option of following the old curriculum, which can be found here.